[NAFEX] hardiness zone, heat zone, location

Lucky Pittman lucky.pittman at murraystate.edu
Thu Jun 2 16:53:17 EDT 2005


At 01:40 PM 6/2/2005, Keith wrote:
>I'm in zone 5 on maps but Pawnee matured here two years ago and I think it 
>was developed in Texas.
Keith,
Most of the USDA-bred pecan selections, the majority of which are named 
after native American tribes, were bred & developed at the USDA Pecan 
Breeding & Genetics facility in TX.  Pawnee, and its full sibling, Creek, 
are the result of crossing Mohawk with Starking Hardy Giant(which 
originated on George James' place near Brunswick, MO).
Even though it was bred in TX, it's a good, big pecan with a quality 
kernel, for this part of the country, though it may be like its Mahan 
grandparent in that it may not fill well as it gets some age on it.

If you've not seen it before, here's the website - lots of good info, 
including descriptions and nut photos of many of the good named pecan 
varieties, including some of the northern/midwestern and far northern 
selections.
http://extension-horticulture.tamu.edu/carya/



Lucky Pittman
USDA Cold Zone 6
AHS Heat Zone 7
Hopkinsville, KY 
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